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Medical Term:

present

Pronunciation: pre-zent'

Definition

  1. To precede or appear first at the os uteri, said of the part of the fetus first felt during examination.
  2. To appear for examination or treatment, said of a patient.

[L. praesens (-sent-), pres. p. of prae-sum, to be before, be at hand]

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